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The past week we have had a lot of illness and then as little ones were recovering we had an exciting trip to visit Santa to fit in. So little time was had for cooking. I did however need a photo of a trifle so I decided that I would get Boo to help me make one. We did however cheat a little and I bought a packet mix. I remember from my childhood that my mum would always buy these mixes but then spruce them up by adding fresh fruit to the jelly and on the top for decoration. I confess, we didn't even do that. It did give Boo an idea of the components of a trifle though and how they go together. Of course with packet mixes everything seems to set a lot quicker too, so great if you are in a hurry.
Boo started by breaking up the trifle sponges and placing them in the dish.
The next step is to make the custard. Boo mixed the custard powder with a little milk and warmed up the rest of the milk in the microwave. I then put the custard and hot milk in a saucepan and heated and stirred until it was thick. Then we left it to cool while we made the jelly.
We added boiling water to the jelly mix and stirred until dissolved. When it was cool, about 10 minutes later, Boo poured it over the sponges in the bowl. Then we put the jelly in the fridge.
When the jelly was set Boo poured over the custard and we put in back in the fridge.
The topping is also a powder to which we added milk and mixed in the mixer until thick and creamy. Then Boo poured it over the custard and finished it all off with the little packet of sprinkles.
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